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OverviewThis module aims to give you an understanding of the ways in which governments have attempted to address environmental issues such as climate change, energy security and pollution control. It discusses the role of government and other interest groups in formulating and implementing environmental policy, the various forms of policy mechanism that are employed, and the constraints upon their effective implementation.
This module appears in:
11 weekly lectures and seminars, each of one hour
Method of assessment
50% coursework (one essay and a presentation) and 50% 2-hour written examination (summer term)
Carter N (2007) The Politics of the Environment (2nd edition)
Connolly J & Smith G (2012) Politics and the Environment: From Theory to Practice (3rd edition)
Beder, S Environmental Principles (2006)
Roberts, J. Environmental Policy (2011)
Garner, R. Environmental Politics, 3rd edition (2011)
You will gain an understanding of the problems and dilemmas involved in the formation and implementation of public policies on environmental issues
the strengths and weaknesses of policies on climate change, waste, energy and pollution
general policy principles and practices such as ecological modernisation, sustainable development and the role of citizen action in making and changing environmental policies